head of the stream; bridle, one of Nimrod's cities (Gen. 10:12), "between Nineveh and Calah." It has been supposed that the four cities named in this verse were afterwards combined into one under the name of Nineveh (q.v.). Resen was on the east side of the Tigris. It is probably identified with the mound of ruins called Karamless.
The passage of Genesis in which resen is referred to unfortunately admits of a double translation.
And resen between Nineveh and Calah; the same is a great city.
resen also between Ninive and Chale: this is the great city.
resen, name found in the inscriptions, but the site not yet determined; its meaning, 22-3.
And resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.